Applications should be submitted through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at www.SOPHAS.org. Remember to designate the University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, as one of your school choices along with your desired program. The University of Maryland School of Public Health GRE Code in SOPHAS is 0485 (the GRE is required in all applications). For information please see http://sph.umd.edu/content/graduate-admissions.

Deadlines:

SOPHAS Application Date *

 

Domestic

International

 

MPH/MHA

PhD

MPH/MHA

PhD

 First Consideration

12/15/16

11/15/16

12/15/16

11/15/16

 Final deadline

4/15/17

2/15/17

2/15/17

2/15/17

* Date for which SOPHAS application must be complete!!  

Admissions Criteria:

MPH applications are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in quantitative-oriented courses.
  • Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years (GRE scores are required and should be requested directly from ETS for electronic transmission to SOPHAS. The school code is 0485). Scores should be at least in the 50th percentile for all sections.
  • 3 letters of recommendation that address your academic capabilities.
  • Your statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific interest in epidemiology or biostatistics; 2) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in epidemiology or biostatistics; and 3) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals.
  • Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in mathematics, statistical methods, and/or statistics software packages.

Ph.D. applications are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in relevant courses.
  • Completion of master's degree.
  • Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years (GRE scores are required should be requested directly from ETS for electronic transmission to SOPHAS. The school code is 0485).
  • 3 letters of recommendation that address academic capabilities.
  • The statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific areas of interest within epidemiology; 2) which primary faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics do you think most closely share your areas of interest; 3) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in epidemiology; 4) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals; and 5) how do you see yourself using this degree in the five years following graduation?
  • Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in human biology or physiology, demonstration of proficiency in statistical methods and statistical software, and research presentation or publication experience.
  • Applicants are strongly recommended to communicate with the epidemiology faculty member in their area(s) of interest before applying. 

If you have any questions or concerns about applying, please contact:

Brit I. Saksvig, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
bsaksvig@umd.edu
301-405-2491